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Atlanta FaZe & Minnesota ROKKR reveal surprise new 2021 CDL rosters

Published: 15/Sep/2020 19:53 Updated: 15/Sep/2020 21:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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The tornado that is the Call of Duty League Rostermania continues to spin as both the Atlanta FaZe and Minnesota ROKKR have announced their full starting lineups for the upcoming 4v4 season in 2021.

With the free-agent signing moratorium finally lifted on September 14, CDL teams who don’t have full rosters yet are starting to announce their new players for the 2021 campaign.

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A day after Dashy’s high-profile move to the Chicago Huntsmen became official, the man he replaced – Arcitys – signed with Atlanta FaZe, completing their lineup for next season.

FaZe had an open roster to fill after announcing that Priestahh and MajorManiak would be departing (more on those two below). This reunites Arcitys with former eUnited teammates Simp and aBeZy; the trio, along with Clayster and Alec’s twin brother, Prestinni, won the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2019 with eUnited.

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Atlanta FaZe 2021 CDL starting lineup

  • Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
  • Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris
  • McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel
  • Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson

Atlanta FaZe departing players

  • Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner
  • Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak

Priestahh and MajorManiak wouldn’t remain in limbo for long, however, as moments after FaZe announced their departures, the Minnesota ROKKR unveiled them as part of their 2021 lineup, which also includes Attach and Accuracy, formerly of the New York Subliners.

The ROKKR, of course, were free to recruit all four after getting rid of their entire roster just prior to the signing period.

Minnesota ROKKR 2021 CDL starting lineup

  • Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi
  • Dillon ‘Attach’ Price
  • Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak
  • Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner

Interestingly enough, Accuracy is the only player from that group that was officially a free agent prior to this announcement. The other three were still under contract with their respective franchises but their departures were announced just moments before ROKKR unveiled their new team.

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The Subliners tweeted about Attach’s departure, thanking him for his contributions and wishing him good luck in the future. NYSL had an up-and-down season in 2020, starting off slow before noticeably improving down the stretch and even picking up a tournament victory at their own Home Series.

Atlanta FaZe expressed similar sentiments in their own posts about Priestahh and MajorManiak, which included videos featuring the two players talking about their lone season with the team.

The two were instrumental in FaZe’s tremendous 2020 campaign, which saw them capture the best record in the regular season and finish second to the Dallas Empire at the CDL Championship Weekend.

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Their vaunted ‘Tiny Terrors’ lineup was considered by many to be the most talented in the league, but with the format shifting to 4v4, fans recognized that one of these two were the likeliest to be the odd man out.

That’s why a lot of people were caught by surprise when the organization announced that both would be leaving. Priestahh, who is regarded as a top-tier player, fell off considerably in the final third of the season, while MajorManiak was always a candidate to be dropped since most rank him below everyone else on the team.

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MLGNow on Atlanta FaZe, Arcitys gets to reunite with former eUnited teammates Simp and aBeZy.

With Atlanta in the market for a fourth starter, who better to pick up than the experienced and proven Arcitys, who’s already lifted CoD esports’ ultimate prize with two of FaZe’s players.

That was during the Black Ops 4 season, and with the next game in line – Black Ops Cold War – also developed by Treyarch, the organization is hoping to rekindle some of that dominant magic that led eUnited all the way to the top.


You can keep up with all of the offseason team changes and player signings with our Call of Duty League Rostermania hub.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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